Toringo Scarlett Crab Apple Tree Click The Link For Cheaper Bare Root Toringo Scarlett
Malus Toringo Scarlett is a superb all seasons flowering crab apple tree' due to the many characteristics it displays all year round which is unusual for a crab apple tree. It is so amazing that the RHS awarded it an AGM. For those outside the industry, that means the Royal Horticultural Society gave it their Award Of Garden Merit. A process where leading experts secretly meet up on an allotment, usually in the only shed with a wood burner plus secret alcohol stash and pick the years best species.
The show starts in the Spring with rich pink fragrant blossoms that contrasts nicely with the new purple, deeply lobed leaves that turn into a dark glossy green in the Summer. Going into Autumn you can expect them to turn a Scarlet colour with purple tints and possibly stay on the tree until November. The small purple crab apples last well into the season remaining on the tree long after leaf fall.
Compared to many other crab apple trees, this one has more disease resistance. By that we mean diseases commonly found in Malus trees, not things like Alzheimer's.
Expect extra wild life to come to your garden because of having Toringo Scarlett in your garden. By that we mean birds, insects and other wildlife commonly found in the UK. Lions, Rhinos, Wilderbeasts etc have no attraction that we know of to this tree so please don't email us to say how disapointed you were to have inspected the foliage and not found them.
A Tree of Danish origin so if you start to experience bacon desires and exhibit liberal views after planting, this maybe the reason why.
Toringo Scarlett is a small tree so expect a height of around 4m tall and something similar wide at the 10 year point. Manual pruning will mean you can keep the tree to whatever height you choose.
This tree is supplied at a height of between 1.2 and 1.8 metres in a 7-12 litre container for year round planting and better results than from either bare-root or rootballed stock.
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Pruning Toringo Scarlett Crab Apple Tree
This tree will benefit from an occasional pruning to thin out the branches to promote new growth. You definitely need to cut out dead, diseased or crossing over branches and the dormant period, which is November to March, is a good time to do that.
Soil Types For Toringo Scarlett Crab Apple Tree
This crab apple tree is listed as clay tolerant and will perform well in fertile well draining soils.
Toringo Scarlett Crab Apple Tree Flowering Period
Listed as group 4 meaning it will pollinate other apple trees in group 3,4 or 5.
Toringo Scarlett Crab Apple Tree Fertility
This tree is listed as self fertile and therefore will produce a crop of apples if not other apple tree or pollinator is nearby. Entirely possible that you get a crop of crab apples in the first growing season.
Toringo Scarlett Crab Apple Tree Hardiness
Considered to be fully UK hardy and capable of surviving a "normal" UK winter and frost.
Ornamental Tree Topping
All ornamental trees (not vines) are topped at 1.3 metres to encourage a natural ornamental tree shape with obvious exceptions e.g. patio sizes.This means that your tree was pruned during the growing process and then allowed to grow to the size it is now supplied at.
Multiple Order Discount
Orders over £300 can be discounted by contacting us on 0800 043 1057
Ornamental Tree Roots In The Shade e.g. Behind A Fence
It is more important that that foliage (posh term for leaves) receives the sunlight than the roots. So if the canopy of your ornamental tree can sunbathe but the bottom of your tree thinks there has been a nuclear winter then that is ok. You might want to ensure you have good drainage as water and no sun is the start of algae and other such issues.
Do I Need To Stake My Ornamental Tree?
9 out of 10 times the answer will be no, especially if under 200cm tall. However our article on Tree Staking should help guide you.
UK Grown Ornamental Trees
All our trees are banned from overseas travel so that we can state they are all UK grown. We have removed Internet access from the nursery so they cannot book any flights.
Crab Apple Trees Listed As Patio
Any Crab apple tree listed as suitable for patio growing means that it has most likely been grafted onto an M27 rootstock giving it an ultimate height of around 1.5 metres. The standard 12 Litre options are usually grafted onto MM106 rootstock and ultimate heights are determined be each species. Contact us first if rootstocks are important to you.
Crab Apple Disease Resistance
Crab apple trees are generally resistant to disease but those that seem to be considerably less prone to problems are Admiration, Pink Glow, Wedding Bouquet, ButterBall, Cardinal, Comtesa De Paris, Elk River, Coralburst, Donald Wyman, Golden Gem, Gorgeous, Indian Magic, Jelly King, Louisa, Prairie Fire, Rudolf, Sun Rival, Tina, Scarlett, Transitoria, Guardsman and White Star.
Crab Apple Pollinators
Crab apples have long flowering periods which makes them very useful as pollination partners. Many commercial orchards inter-plant crab apples with normal apple trees to increase fruit yield.
Crab Apple Drought Resistance
Generally speaking, Crab Apples tolerate drought reasonably well.
Sun Or Shade For Crab Apples
For best results from the flowers and fruits, a full sun position is preferred however light shade is acceptable. Excessive shade will lead to less flowers and fruits, a more open canopy and problems with Powdery Mildew. Shade and poor drainage is a good combination for bacterial and fungal issues.
Crab Apple Suckering
If your Crab Apple has been grafted (many are) then you may experience small green shoots growing out the side of the tree below the graft point (around 10-30cm above ground) Remove these by rubbing your hand across the bark or snapping off. These will not grow as the original tree you purchased.